Rock Mass

Author(s): 
John Mayer, D. Stead
Category: 
Geotechnical

With the increased drive towards deeper and more complex mine designs, geotechnical engineers are often forced to reconsider traditional deterministic design techniques in favour of probabilistic methods. These alternative techniques allow for the direct quantification of uncertainties within a Read more... about A Comparison of Traditional, Step-Path, and Geostatistical Techniques in the Stability Analysis of a Large Open Pit

Author(s): 
William Gibson
Category: 
Geotechnical
 
The assessment of rock mass strength is a key element for the analysis of many rock excavations, both open pit and underground. There have been attempts to assess this strength using a suitable rock mass strength criterion having input derived using a Rock Mass Classification
Author(s): 
Jarek Jakubec
Category: 
Mining

A challenge faced by practitioners who use rock mass classification schemes is the appropriate description and incorporation of rock mass defects—this paper discusses the author's experience with those challenges. Read more... about Role of Defects in Rock Mass Classification

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